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Alumna named director of Piper Center for Vocation and Career

MooreLeslie300x300St. Olaf College President David R. Anderson ’74 has announced the appointment of Leslie Moore ’77 as director of the Piper Center for Vocation and Career, which provides a wide range of resources and experiences designed to help students achieve immediate and lifelong career success.

Moore, who has 34 years of diverse experience in law, higher education, and operational management, will begin at St. Olaf November 16.

As regional legal counsel for Deloitte Consulting, Moore established its first legal office in the Asia-Pacific region. As a partner and general counsel for Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu in Australia, she held roles in corporate governance, business ethics and risk management, professional development and training, stakeholder and community relations, and gender and cultural diversity.

Prior to her time at Deloitte, Moore served as a trial lawyer for the New York-based firm Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP. Moore’s career in law built on her experience as a member of the faculty at Yale University, where she co-directed its writing programs and taught British literature and nonfiction. She also served on advisory councils guiding Yale admissions, and minority student and faculty welfare.

Before accepting the role as director of the Piper Center, Moore served as general counsel and director of operations for White Rabbit Gallery in Sydney, Australia, which hosts the largest private collection of Chinese contemporary art in the world.

In addition to earning a baccalaureate degree at St. Olaf, Moore earned a J.D. (1992) and Ph.D. in English (1981) from Yale University.